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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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My dropbox was working fine. Suddenly it stopped synchronizing, I uninstalled it tried to reinstall and I got the following message:

error 2 in the installation tools

I  changed the HD reinstalled a fresh copy of windows 8. No firewall no antivirus installed.

Still same problem

No help in google

Any ideas
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Hello experts,

I have a user who is using windows 8 laptop and every time he is away from the machine, it locks but does not respond when he enters his password to let him back in.  He is able to enter it, but it stays locked.  This makes him have to restart to even get into his computer.

I have done some initial google searching and discovered that there are a lot of other people with this same issue, and that's it's a known Microsoft issue but what I can't find is if there is a fix, or anything I can do?

I did set his system in Group Policy to not lock but that appears to not be working.

Thank you for your help,

Karen
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I'm looking for a quick and easy way of exporting and importing Windows environment variables.

I have a user who creates a lot of custom Windows environment variables that do things such as launch custom Windows Explorer paths, open different programs, and do other things.

These variables are defined with letters such as u that has a value of C:\Users so that when the user types in %u% within a Windows Explorer browser window or within the run dialog box Windows Explorer will open in the C:\Users folder.

The user also has several programs that will launch if other variables such as %z% or %r% are typed in.

We would like to be able to export these custom Windows Explorer environment variables so that they can be exported into another Windows operating system.

How can this be done?
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Hi,
I just got a general question about folder redirection.
It’s a windows 2008R2 server. Folder redirection deployed through group policy. There is no roaming profiles.

Does folder redirection means, if a user logs to different computer, he will get same files ??   Is this called folder redirection or is it roaming profiles ?
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More key findings from the Spectre and Meltdown patches.

Microsoft found that users running Windows 10 on newer chips (2016-era PCs with Skylake, Kabylake or newer CPUs) should not notice any slowdowns. While there are some single-digit performance penalties, they are reflected in milliseconds.

On Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 on devices with older chips (2015-era PCs with Haswell or older CPUs), benchmark tests showed more significant penalties and users may actually notice a decrease in performance. On Windows 10, only some users should experience slowdowns, but on older versions of the operating system most users are expected to notice performance issues.

Azure cloud platform had not seen any noticeable performance impact. Some users may experience networking performance impact, but that can be addressed using the Azure Accelerated Networking feature.

Red Hat has also reported seeing measurable performance impact, ranging between 8 and 19 percent, for operations involving highly cached random memory.

Amazon said it had not observed any significant performance impact for the overwhelming majority of EC2 workloads, but some AWS customers have complained about degraded performance after the patches were applied starting with December.

Apple, which started performing tests after releasing updates in December, also said it had not seen any measurable reduction in the performance of macOS and iOS.

Google also claimed to have observed negligible impact…
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Desktop:Windows 8
VPN connection: Forticlient 5.6 or Sonicwall Netextender 8.0 used to connect to office network
Telus internet connection
Browser: Chrome, Firefox
Situation:
1. Telus internet connection works fine.
2. Without VPN connection, Chrome and Firefox access internet is normal, .
3. With VPN connection, Chrome works fine, only Firefox is very, very slow.
4. I turned off Firefox proxy server setting, Firefox works fine about two days then slowly again
5. Computer found unnormal login script error message, seems has malware in it.

Question:
How to block firefox access internet through VPN connection before I find a way kill the malware.
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Win 8.1 64 bit.
In windows explorer if we click right on a file, then we have the option “Send to” and there is a list of drivers, Desktop...and so on.
I would like to have the option to “Send to”, that basically would mean “copy/paste”, to a private/specific folder that I choose.
The best would be to have a shortcut on keyboard: having a file or more files selected, juts to press a combinations of keys and have those files copied to a given folder.
How to achieve that? Is it possible?
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Hello all,

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that doesn't retain any of the previous sessions changes, which include:

- Login as different user, next boot login with same user goes through the Let's Get Started process as if first login
- Create file on the c: drive, gets removed at next boot
- if I remove any programs, they get restored at next boot

There is no message to indicate that this process is happening and is the only machine on the domain with this issue (same GP for all).

I've had a look through the advanced startup options in recovery there doesn't seem to be a setting that would cause this behaviour. Has anyone seen this before?

Many thanks in advance.
Gareth
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Hi

We have a computer with Coldfusion on running website on a localhost. I tried to add a new website but by doing this I now cant connect to any local website.

I've clearly done something wrong but I dont know how to fix it.

Can anyone guide me into a repair

Thanks
Mark
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How to get alert for specific email and deny all others in Outlook 2003 in Win 8. thanks
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A customer of mine has a desktop computer running windows 8 and using AOL as her web browser & Email.  AOL disabled her older version of AOL as they said they no longer supported it and so she had to install the latest version of AOL. Now, when she goes to a picture she wants to email to someone, and she clicks on "email" at the top, it will attach the picture to the draft but the send button is disabled.  ( I attached a screen shot showing you what I mean)  How can we fix this issue?
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i have one old laptop with windows 8 with all its issues. it keep on trying to update and gives some eror and restarts almost daily making tough to work with it. how do i updgrade to windows 9 or 10 for free. i have windows xp cd i can down grade as long as drivers do not mes up. please advise
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I have a windows RT 8.1 surface that seems to be reporting wrong disk space... It's reporting 0 space left out of 26.4GB but as you will see in the uploaded image .. APPS / MEDIA and RECYCLE bin are reporting basically no space being used up.  Any thoughts on this?

SPACE
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I have a client, running Windows 8 Pro who needs to logon to our hosted server.  So far, everyone who has logged onto our server has been running Win10, using the "Remote Desktop Connection".  I'm sure RDC used to be on Windows 8, but I couldn't remember where it was (if it is even installed).  I know there is a version called "Remote Desktop" that can be downloaded from the MS store, but this doesn't have all of the features I need.

Can someone let me know how to run RDC on Windows 8.  Thank you
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I am getting a KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR (on a blue screen).  This happens roughly once per week and usually after an extended period (4-5 hours) of unattended computer use.  I use WIndows 8.  SFC/SCANNOW (in both normal and safe mode) will not resolve the  corrupt files.  The message I get when doing SFC/SCANNOW is on the attached image.  Please help.
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I'm getting a random notice in the lower right corner of my screen. (Windows 8.1) that says "virus definition files are out of date. you should update them" with a link to update. That's all that's on the notification.  The rest is just a white background.  I'm afraid to click the link.  I'm running the free version of AVG and AVG says it's all up to date.  Windows Defender is turned off. I tried a restore point, but it's still popping up.

I ran Malwarebtes and it found some pups which I removed, but I'm still getting the popup.

Any ideas how to tell if this is legitimate?  I'm afraid to log into anything secure while on my computer.

Thanks!

Steve
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I've got a laptop with windows 8 on it. It is from a relative who has been tricked by a hacker who phone him telling he was a technician from Microsoft. He gained access to his computer and he tried to stole his bank credentials. When he realised  his intentions were not that good, he disconnected the internet and called the bank to cancel every single credit card he has.
I tried to help him, running Malwarebytes anti-malware offline with the latest rules, and it found more than 1400 PUP's and Malware.
After cleaning those threats I was prompted to reboot the system. After this, I was unable to log in into his account which is
password protected and the system restarts in a loop entering auto-repair mode...
now it says there's no admin account on the system.
I've cloned the entire disk, and I'm going to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it.
With his HDD in an external enclosure I can navigate the directory structure and see all his important files and folders. So I'll be able to transfer those files to the new Windows 10 system later.
Although I have decided to install windows 10, I would like to know how this problem is solved.
How can I repair the no admin account problem in windows 8? I'm sure it can be repaired and I want step by step  instructions on how to proceed.
Do I need a USB/CD with windows 8 to repair the problem? If he has windows 8 (basic) can I use a windows 8 pro usb/cdrom?

Right now this is what it happens....
- I switch on the laptop
- …
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I push the button on the side to do a factory reset. I told it to use the default settings. I did change the ram before doing this to more ram. Then hit the button. This is a G51 laptop AMD A8. Windows 8. I got this error internal error 0xE0EF0050 and the restore did not work?
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I am searching for a method to get email alerts from the windows machines when hard drive errors occurs, like developing bad sectors. clients are running Windows 8.1

any ideas would be highly welcomed.
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Command PromptHi,
 
I have HP (model p2-1334) windows 8 PC that fails to boot since Windows update was performed.
The user had no backup system.
 I got down to command prompt using Advanced Repair Option during startup. I created Windwos 8.1 OS in USB (using Rufus and shown as G drive on the screenshot). It appears C drive is OS drive.
 Is there a command that I can run here to have the system replace missing or corrupted file at this stage?
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Hi guys

I've got a laptop with a Windows 8 Pro license at the time of purchase, but it was downgraded to Windows 7 Pro for us when delivered.

I now need to put in a new hard disk and rebuild the O.S. However, this laptop came with no DVD's so I have to find the appropriate content and do it myself.

My question is this: will I just be able to create a bootable Windows 7 ISO and install it? Will I be compliant in terms of licensing if I download the Volume LIcense version of Windows 7 and install it? As we have access to the Microsoft VLSC portal and can download it and create the bootable .ISO.

Thanks for helping guys
Yashy
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Trying to help a family friend that lost their daughter. I can get into one of the accounts on the computer but not the daughters, which is the admin account. They don’t know what her password is and don’t have it backed up? Is there anything that can be done?
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Lately while I am working on any application the app loses focus and I have to click back on it. It happens all the time and its becoming an annoyance.
Are there any programs out there that would help preventing applications from losing focus?
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I am running windows 7, and the previous employee configured the computer to reboot automatically every night.
I have checked the task scheduler and I don't see anything in there for a PC reboot.

Are there any other places, where in the registry would I look, as I'm assuming that's the only other place?
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Restored the HP Stream 11 back to factory. Windows 8 Added user and tried to connect to a Microsoft account, as well as tried to set up Skype.  Get error " sorry, we couldn't connect to Microsoft services right now." Internet is working fine, windows is activated. Look up many forums and other people having the issue but no one has found any solutions to get it working.
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.